'Prepositions after Verbs' Quiz

This is a intermediate-level quiz containing 17 multichoice questions from our 'prepositions' quiz category. Simply answer all questions and press the 'Grade Me' button to see your score. This exercise is also available as a printable worksheet.

Prepositions after Verbs

Exercise Instructions: Choose the correct preposition.

Q1 - The train got ____ at nine o'clock.
Q2 - Everyone was listening ____ the news.
Q3 - They laughed ____ him.
Q4 - We arrived _____ the station an hour late.
Q5 - They decided ____ the grey sofa.
Q6 - What is he talking ----?
Q7 - Who is she speaking ____?
Q8 - I've thought a lot _____ them recently.
Q9 - I chatted ____ them yesterday.
Q10 - I couldn't cope ____ it.
Q11 - The report focuses ____ social problems.
Q12 - I fear ____ his health.
Q13 - She cares ____ the environment.
Q14 - They apologized ____ the mistake.
Q15 - He confided ___ me.
Q16 - It depends ____ you.
Q17 - Can we rely____ them?

Printable Worksheet

Instructions: Choose the correct preposition.

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Q2 - Everyone was listening ____ the news.
 
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Q3 - They laughed ____ him.
 
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Q4 - We arrived _____ the station an hour late.
 
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Q5 - They decided ____ the grey sofa.
 
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Q6 - What is he talking ----?
 
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Q7 - Who is she speaking ____?
 
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Q8 - I've thought a lot _____ them recently.
 
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Q9 - I chatted ____ them yesterday.
 
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Q10 - I couldn't cope ____ it.
 
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Q11 - The report focuses ____ social problems.
 
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Q12 - I fear ____ his health.
 
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Q13 - She cares ____ the environment.
 
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Q14 - They apologized ____ the mistake.
 
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Q15 - He confided ___ me.
 
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Q16 - It depends ____ you.
 
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Q17 - Can we rely____ them?
 
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